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Myths And Facts About Coronavirus

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spread so fast all over the world that it has become very difficult to control it. Governments of different countries are trying their best in this direction and doctors and scientists of all countries are engaged in finding its cure. People are scared and because of which they are blindly believing any information being circulated about it. In such a situation, it is very important to know which thing related to corona virus is true and which is not.

Today we’ll help clarify the information to help keep you and your family healthy and safe. All the information given below has been disseminated by WHO i.e. world health organization and verified by our doctors.

First of all, we will tell you what is true and what is false in what you have heard?

Truth and lie related to corona virus

1. Vaccine is available to cure COVID-19: False
Truth: There is no vaccine available for coronavirus yet. Scientists have already started working on one, but it will take months to develop a vaccine that is safe and effective in humans.

2. You With Bleach You can protect yourself from COVID-19 by gargling, taking acetic acid or steroids, or using essential oils, salt water, ethanol, or other substances: False

Truth: None of these recommendations will protect you from COVID-19, and some of them could be dangerous for you. The best ways to protect yourself from coronavirus (and other viruses) include:

  • Washing your hands frequently and thoroughly, using soap and warm water.
  • close contact with people who are sick, sneezing, or coughing
  • Plus, staying home when you’re sick can help you keep your germs from spreading.

3. Coronavirus is intentionally spread by humans: False
Truth: New viruses can spread over time. Occasionally, a disease outbreak occurs when a virus common to an animal such as a pig, bat, or bird is transmitted to humans. Out of this possibility the coronavirus was born.

4. Can ordering or buying products from China make a person sick: False
Truth: Researchers are studying to learn more about the new coronavirus such as how it infects people. According to scientists, most such viruses do not survive very long on any type of surfaces, so it is unlikely that you could get COVID-19 from a package that was sent several days or weeks ago . This disease spreads the most through the droplets caused by the sneeze or cough of an infected person, more information is coming out daily in this regard.

5. Face masks can protect you from COVID-19: False
Truth: Certain types of masks (such as the N95) and similar models are suitable for your doctor or nurse as they care for infected patients.
If you do not have a respiratory illness, do not wear light disposable surgical masks because they do not fit tightly, and will not prevent small infected droplets from entering the nose, mouth, or eyes. In addition, people who have the virus on their hands can become infected if they touch their face over the mask.
People with respiratory illness can wear these masks to reduce the chances of infecting others.

6. The COVID-19 virus does not spread in hot and humid areas: False
Truth: According to WHO, there is no confirmation yet and the cases so far also suggest that the COVID-19 virus can spread in warm weather or hot environment. If you want to protect yourself from the corona virus, then the best way is to clean your hands thoroughly with water and soap frequently. By doing this you can eliminate the virus on your hands and avoid its infection, besides avoiding touching your eyes, mouth and nose.

7. Taking a hot bath can prevent coronavirus: False
Truth: Taking a hot shower will not prevent you from getting COVID-19. Ignoring the temperature of your bath or shower, your normal body temperature is still around 36.5 °C to 37 °C. In fact, taking a bath with extremely hot water can be harmful, as it can burn you. The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is to wash your hands often. By doing this, you can eliminate the virus on your hands and avoid infection.

8. Hand dryers are effective at killing the coronavirus: False
Truth: No, hand dryers are not effective at killing 2019-nCoV. To protect yourself against the coronavirus, you should frequently clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water (soak for at least 20 seconds). Once your hands are clean, you should dry them thoroughly using paper towels or a hot air dryer.

9. People infected with coronavirus can be detected using thermal scanners: False
Fact: Thermal scanners are probably only able to detect people who have high fever due to infection with coronavirus. However, it cannot detect people who are infected because it takes at least 2 to 10 days before infected people become ill and develop fever. This is the reason why home quarantine is advised to people coming from outside.

10. Spraying alcohol or chlorine on the body can kill the coronavirus: False
Truth: No. It’s not like that. Spraying alcohol or chlorine on your body, or consuming alcohol, will not spread viruses that are already in your body. This type of spraying can prove harmful to clothes or your eyes, mouth etc.

11. Does coronavirus only affect old people: False
Truth: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) can infect people of all ages. Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming seriously ill from the virus.

The WHO advises people of all ages to take steps to protect themselves from the virus, for example by following good hand hygiene and good respiratory hygiene.

Let us know for how long the corona virus can survive on which surface?

A new analysis found that the coronavirus can survive in the air for up to 3 hours, on copper for up to 4 hours, on cardboard for up to 24 hours and on plastic and stainless steel for up to 72 hours. The study was originally published March 11 in the preprint database MedRix, and now a revised version was published March 17 in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Be safe be alert!

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